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9 June 2022
ATISN 16381 – Geoengineering and Solar Radiation Management
Thank you for your request which I received on 8 June 2022. You asked for:
Information on if the Welsh Government had allowed or objected to the spraying of chemicals in the skies of Wales as part of a Solar Radiation Management, Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering or Climate Remediation programme. And, if so, what compounds are being used.
Following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the information you require is not held by the Welsh Government.
Such matters are not devolved to Welsh Government but would come under the UK Government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). May I refer you to their policy paper ‘Geo-engineering: the government’s view’ which I have attached below but can be found at this link Geo-engineering: the government's view
BEIS FOI contact point can be reached via:
Information Rights and Records Unit
1 Victoria Street
Or by e-mail at email@example.com
I hope this offers some reassurance that the Welsh Government is not undertaking of the activities such as you have described and as far as we are aware nobody is in the UK.
If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response. Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at: Information Rights Unit, Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ or Email: Freedom.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.
You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office,
However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.